Ocracoke Island Lighthouse
We are staying pretty darn close to the Hatteras Inlet, in a home from Hatteras Realty of Wyndham Vacation Rentals.
At the end of every day, I just regroup and take a breather to recap our day.
Today was super fun, as our adventure from our home in Avon took us to Hatteras Inlet and then on to Ocracoke Island.
After taking the Ferry to Ocracoke Island your next stop is the lovely mariner village, and then off to the Ocracoke Island Lighthouse.
This is a fun and free adventure, there is no cost to see the Lighthouse and it is still operating!
For my family, seeing a lighthouse up close would be a First and it earned a mark on our Summer Bucket-list that we had procured.
I could not walk as my foot is in a cast, as mentioned in an earlier post, we rented a golf cart to get around.
Once in the golf cart, we were really just 2 minutes away from completing our bucket-list of touching the Ocracoke Island Lighthouse.
Lavishly live travel out loud to the Ocracoke Island Lighthouse as we venture to Ocracoke Island to see this history.
Ocracoke Island Lighthouse
The Ocracoke Island Lighthouse is constructed of mortar, stone, brick, and lumber and stands at 65 feet tall.
This is a FREE attraction as there is no FEE to walk up to the lighthouse and touch it.
Brilliant white, with a black top and you, can NOT gain entrance to it.
I had read so many people’s reviews that you could get into the base if you got there early..
NOT TRUE, it is something you can touch, walk up to, but can not enter. #BucketList
Guess what, this is a working lighthouse, and it is actually one of two of the nation’s oldest working lighthouses.
From what we found out the U.S. Coast Guard Operates this facility and it is automated so no one needs to be there and be hands-on.
Check Out The Ocracoke Island Lighthouse and More in my Video
To see the Ocracoke Lighthouse just look at my video here:
To access this Lighthouse, you turn onto Lighthouse Road and there are several parking spots more easily accessed by golf cart, but park-able by vehicles, you will see a mix of both.
Make sure to stop and take a photo at the sign so you can mark where you were.
I would also suggest photoing afar from the lighthouse.
Why? Becuase if you attempt to photo when you are at the base you won’t capture the lighthouse, rather just the base.
You can not enter.
Enjoy the lighthouse from the outside, that is great too!
The ramp leads up to the lighthouse and of course, you can touch it so I can go on your bucket list of touching a lighthouse but you won’t be getting in.
On the way back down the ramp, there is a miniature lighthouse which creates a great photo opportunity with some beautiful scenery lush in the background.
Did You Know?
Basically, once you are on this island, you have gone as far as you can drive in the Outer Banks, and you can think of this as Bucket List WORTHY! Coordinates 35.1128° N, 75.9758° W!
There’s not much else to tell about the Ocracoke Island Lighthouse other than it is a definite must-see!
Also, it is one of my favorite spots for a really great photo opportunity!
Consider it an early Holiday Card photo, lol!
You Won’t Get Lost Using The Ocracoke Island Lighthouse As Your Guide
The large white bass leads to a black tip and it is can be seen all over Ocracoke Island.
Is it worth taking the ferry trip?
Absolutely even if you get off the ferry only to go see the lighthouse it is very beautiful and the entire Ocracoke Island is something to be home.
You get too ogle at one of the Oldest Working Lighthouses in the Nation, see a real maritime village working, and catch a Ferry Ride.
Lavishly live life out loud visiting the Ocracoke Island Lighthousein Outer Banks North Carolina.